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Past event

LitCrawl Extended: Saturday Programme

11 November 2017

New in 2017, LitCrawl Extended at City Gallery offers a series of panels, salons and conversations featuring writers from New Zealand and overseas. Come to one or make a weekend of it. Saturday's programme is listed here. Also see LitCrawl Extended: Women of Letters (Friday) and LitCrawl Extended: Sunday Programme.

Unless otherwise stated, tickets are $15 or $18 if you want to give LitCrawl a little extra support.

You can also book a LitCrawl Extended Season Pass for $110 (Standard) or $125 ( Supporter). This will gain you entry to all events except Women of Letters, the Flash Fiction Workshop and Rowley Habib: Portrait of an Artist Mongrel.


11am First Novels: Harriet McKnight and Annaleese Jochems

Pip Adam talks to new novelists Harriet McKnight (Australia) and Annaleese Jochems (New Zealand) about their debut titles and how it feels to get feedback like, 'Sultry, sinister, hilarious and demented, Baby blazes with intelligence and murderous black humour'—Eleanor Catton, and 'Rain Birds the kind of novel you will feel keenly, and think about for weeks after you've finished reading. McKnight is a writer to watch'—Ellen Cregan.

Supported by the Australian High Commission.

Tickets: $15 (Standard); $18 (Supporter) BOOK NOW


12.30pm Sleeps Standing

During three days in 1864, 300 Māori men, women and children fought an imperial army and captured the imagination of the world. Sleeps Standing by Witi Ihimaera and Hēmi Kelly is an extraordinary multi-perspective view of the Battle of Ōrākau. Witi and Hēmi talk with Michalia Arathimos about this New Zealand first.

Tickets: $15 (Standard); $18 (Supporter) BOOK NOW


2pm Nuns, Angels, Witches and Sluts

A panel of New Zealand writers discuss the inspiration and impact of the female other in New Zealand writing. Featuring Mandy Hager, Kirsten McDougall, Elizabeth Knox and Jess Holly Bates.

Supported by Victoria University Press.

Tickets: $15 (Standard); $18 (Supporter) BOOK NOW


3.30pm Born Storyteller: Jan Carson

'A born storyteller, her narratives are uncontainable, fizzing up out of her pages like soda and vinegar in a bottle.' The Guardian

Jan Carson is a writer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her critically acclaimed debut novel Malcolm Orange Disappears, inspired by her grandmother who had dementia, is a tremendously imaginative adventure tale full of poignancy and humour. Carson is also author of the short story collection Children's Children and a volume of flash fiction born from writer's block, Postcard Stories. Jan has produced radio drama for BBC Radio 4 and 3, most recently working with Liam Neeson, and in 2016 she won the Harper's Bazaar UK short story competition. In this special LitCrawl Extended session, Jan talks with Charlotte Graham about her inspirations, ambitions and fascination with Bob Dylan.

Tickets: $15 (Standard); $18 (Supporter) BOOK NOW 


Also see:

LitCrawl Extended: Women of Letters (Friday 10 November)

LitCrawl Extended Sunday Programme (Sunday 12 November)

See full programme at LitCrawl